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Shveta Thakrar is a writer of South Asian–flavored fantasy, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. She draws on her heritage, her experience growing up with two cultures, and her love of myth to spin stories about spider silk and shadows, magic and marauders, and courageous girls illuminated by dancing rainbow flames. When not hard at work on her second novel, a young adult fantasy about stars, Shveta makes things out of glitter and paper and felt, devours books, daydreams, bakes sweet treats, travels, and occasionally even practices her harp.


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I am grinning so hard here. I just found out I sold my story, “The Rainbow Flame,” toUncannymagazine, which is such an amazing publication. I’m honored!


The editors pushed me to take it just one tiny bit further before they accepted the piece, and I think the story’s definitely better for their guidance. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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"started the 30 day shred workout thingy again. feel like I’ve really progressed in my ability to provide amusement to other people in the room."
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message 10: by Shveta

Shveta Thakrar Fixed! :D

Rachel wrote: "Thank you!

Can you add this as a preliminary description?

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could...."



Rachel Brown Thank you!

Can you add this as a preliminary description?

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town… where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever – an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read – nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.


Shveta Thakrar Crowinator wrote: "Hello back at you! (c: I just noticed your profile says you're working on a YA novel -- how is that coming? The blurb sounds so intriguing."

Oh, yay, I'm so glad you think so! *beam* I'm planning to start querying agents this October; right now, I'm revising the novel one last time. Wish me luck!


Crowinator Hello back at you! (c: I just noticed your profile says you're working on a YA novel -- how is that coming? The blurb sounds so intriguing.


Shveta Thakrar Grace wrote: "Hey lovely lady! Fancy meeting you here! <3"

<3!!!


message 5: by Grace

Grace Hey lovely lady! Fancy meeting you here! <3


Shveta Thakrar Vinaya wrote: "Where is my review copy, huh? I am waiting with bated breath, here, I might suffocate!! ;)"

Hmm, I thought the editrix had already sent them out! I'll ping her (I know she's been a bit under the weather). <3


Vinaya Where is my review copy, huh? I am waiting with bated breath, here, I might suffocate!! ;)


Shveta Thakrar Mello wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friendship :)"

I forgot to answer this earlier, but of course! I love following your reviews. :)


message 1: by John

John Egbert Thank you for accepting my friendship :)


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